"Do judge a roof by it's cover"
May 14, 2015
Saying that your commercial roof preserves your St. Louis business is easy, and perhaps obvious. Finding the funds to replace your low-slope or flat roof may be so difficult, however, you avoid the issue. You choose a patchwork of industrial roof repair, hoping your roof will remain watertight year after year. At some point, your business needs to make a choice: industrial roof repair, or flat roof replacement?
In the St. Louis area, we at Jewett Roofing see many low-slope roofs that have plenty of life left in them over much of their surface, but have some problem areas:
In cases where the thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) or ethyl propylene diene monomer (EPDM) membrane is largely intact, industrial roof repair to patch the single-ply membrane is generally cost-effective.
Age—the actual age of your commercial roof and its conditional age based on weather, wind direction and other factors—must play a large part in your discussion with a commercial roofer. Only a thorough examination by a commercial roofer can give you a good idea of the service life left in your company’s roof.
Many jobs we tackle begin as industrial roof repair and end up as roof replacement. Nobody wants to make capital investments unnecessarily, but sometimes a St. Louis industrial roof cannot be repaired for several reasons:
While you may feel roof replacement will be more expensive than industrial roof repair, the reverse may hold true:
Your business’s best way forward? Contact us today at Jewett Roofing to set up an appointment to discuss your best option: expert roof repair, or complete roof replacement.